First Name

Elizabeth

Last Name

B.

Bio

To date, I consider my most rewarding experience to be the work I have done with CODeLLA, a local nonprofit dedicated to teaching underrepresented girls STEM. I first became involved with the organization when I interned and taught for one of their summer immersion programs in 2018. From then on, I knew I had to stay active. Not only would the girls learn 21st century skills, but I became a better mentor and educator, and more passionate about the possibilities within the technology sector. I have gone on to led two AspireIT projects with CODeLLA, including another summer program and a conference. During the first half of 2019, I worked with an electrical engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to create a calibration algorithm for spectrometer chips under NASA's Astrophysics Research and Analysis Program. The project was extremely challenging but fulfilling; before signing up, I had no knowledge of spur techniques, MATLAB, or C++. In June of 2019, I was invited to present my research contribution to a team of interns, engineers, and scientists. The algorithm I wrote was used onboard rektangle-II, which launched on October 17, 2019. I have also partaken in MIT's Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community (MOSTEC), where I took online “Science Writing” and “Data Visualization” course and presented the final course projects at Massachusetts Institute of Technology conference. I love to apply acquired skills to all aspects of life and solve problems on the spot and have therefore become very involved in business and entrepreneurship ventures. I am the 2018 National Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Inventor Pitch Challenge Runner-up on their advanced competition track. Moreover, I am the active president of my school's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) conference and was awarded first place for Florida in the state's Entrepreneurship competition. I always strive to learn more, irregardless of whether a subject is STEM related. In the fall of 2020, I wish to enroll in a university with a liberal arts based curriculum. My goal is to apply my love of statistics, computer science, and mathematics to examine both the electronic and physical world. I hope to tell stories and uncover patterns within data that will help solve modern-day issues.